Heather Tucker

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Professional Title

Global Impact Scholar, Center for Global Health Equity

Department(s)

School of Public Health

About

Heather is a feminist anthropologist, researcher and gender specialist with a strong interest in public health and social equity and over a decade of experience conducting research. As a feminist, Heather strives to use research and evidence to create equitable policies. Heather is currently a Global Impact Scholar with the Center for Global Health Equity (CGHE), and has joined the Resilience - Resistance Collective's Empowerment for Us By US (E4UBU) project housed within the School of Public Health and funded by the CGHE. The E4UBU is a study conducted in collaboration with the Western Kenya LBQT+ Feminist Forum that seeks to understand cultural conceptualizations of “empowerment” among LBQT women and transgender and non-binary people assigned female sex at birth in Western Kenya.

Heather specializes in: feminist and participatory qualitative research; intersectional gender analysis; sexual and gender minorities; social inclusion; human rights; sexual and gender-based violence; sexual and reproductive rights; NGOs and community-based organizations; feminist monitoring and evaluation; and inclusive and diverse programming in development and non-profit interventions.

Research Interests

humanities
social sciences
qualitative research
community-based research
activism
health
LGBTQ
Michigan Medicine
sexual harassment/gender harassment
sexuality
policy
transnational
violence (sexual/gender/other)
survey design
ethnography